Ideal Optical

Emergency Eye Care in Mississauga

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Know Where to Go in Case of an Eye Emergency

An eye emergency can be overwhelming. Whether it is you or a loved in pain and scared, it is important to know where to go for help.

At Ideal Optical, we can diagnose and treat many eye emergencies, from injuries to eye diseases. If you need help, please call us immediately. We always attempt to make room for any emergency situation.

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Symptoms of an Eye Emergency

An eye emergency may not be immediately obvious. Even if you have sustained a mild injury, your fragile eye and delicate tissues will likely need immediate care. You may require medical attention if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Pain or swelling around the eye
  • Deep ache around the eye or brow
  • Bruising (a black eye) or bleeding
  • Discoloured discharge around the eye
  • Redness
  • Excessive tearing
  • Headache or headache after an injury

Common Eye Emergencies

Not all injuries are an emergency, but even the most minor injury can cause extensive damage to your delicate eyes and tissues. If you have sustained an eye injury, always contact a medical professional for advice. Reach out to us at any time. We would be happy to help.

It is common to get a small foreign object in the eye, like an eyelash, dust, or dirt. Your eye’s natural mechanisms will usually flush these objects out, but you may need to help it along with cool, clean water or saline solution. Occasionally, even something small can scratch the cornea and may need antibiotics to avoid infection.

Larger and sharper foreign objects, like glass and metal, could puncture the eye and require a medical professional to remove them. Never apply pressure or attempt to remove these at home.

You can receive a cut or scratch to the cornea from dirt or dust, a pet’s paw, a child’s fingernail, metal or glass, and many other places. These are generally superficial and heal on their own, but sometimes they can cause infection and put your eyesight at risk.

If you have a corneal abrasion, do not rub your eye. Instead, see us immediately.

Chemical burns can occur when a chemical enters your eye. While some chemical burns only cause mild discomfort, every burn should be taken seriously. If a chemical has splashed into your eyes, flush your eyes with cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes, then call us.

You can receive burns from acids:

  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Nail polish remover
  • Batteries
  • Glass polish

You can also receive burns from alkalis, which are much more serious than acid burns:

  • Fertilizer
  • Cleaning products with ammonia
  • Drain cleaners that contain lye
  • Oven cleaners
  • Plaster and cement

Not all eye emergencies are a result of an injury. Some eye diseases are considered an emergency because of their immediate threat to your vision. If you experience the following symptoms, please call us immediately.

Closed-angle glaucoma causes symptoms like:

  • Sudden and severe eye pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos
  • Eye redness, tenderness, and hardness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Wet age-related macular degeneration causes symptoms like:

  • Visual distortions
  • Reduced central vision in one or both eyes
  • Decreased intensity or brightness of colours
  • A well-defined blurry spot or blind spot in your field of vision
  • A general haziness
  • Abrupt onset and rapidly worsening of symptoms

Let Us Help Protect Your Vision

If you have sustained an eye injury or are experiencing the symptoms of an eye emergency, please call us immediately. If it is outside regular business hours, please visit your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Where to Find Us

We are in the Mississauga Marketplace in the South East corner of Hurontario and Eglinton Avenue. Parking is free, and wheelchair accessible spots are available. Visit us today!

Our Address

#3A-4559 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L9

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